Definition of Thammuz

1. Noun. The tenth month of the civil year; the fourth month of the ecclesiastic year (in June and July).

Exact synonyms: Tammuz
Group relationships: Hebrew Calendar, Jewish Calendar
Generic synonyms: Jewish Calendar Month



Definition of Thammuz

1. n. A deity among the ancient Syrians, in honor of whom the Hebrew idolatresses held an annual lamentation. This deity has been conjectured to be the same with the Phœnician Adon, or Adonis.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thammuz

Thalarctos
Thalarctos maritimus
Thales
Thales of Miletus
Thalia
Thalictrum
Thalidone
Thamar
Thames
Thames River
Thamesian
Thameside
Thamien
Thammuz
Thamnophilus
Thamnophis
Thamnophis proximus
Thamnophis sauritus
Thamnophis sirtalis
Thamud
Thamudic
Thamuds
Thanatos
Thane
Thane's method
Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving cactus

Literary usage of Thammuz

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1. The Dial edited by Francis Fisher Browne (1916)
"In Moody's "thammuz" the god is represented as killed by frenzied women. This conception is not innate in the thammuz-Adonis myth, so Moody effected a ..."

2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1879)
"But it may be suggested that the name thammuz has perhaps been turned into the familiar ... The name of the Phoenician deity thammuz, like the name Typhon, ..."

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